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Ladies Selling Breakfast

COVID-19 Disruption of Intimate Socialities among Street-Engaged Food Traders in Ho Chi Minh City

Ngoc-Bich Pham, Hong-Xoan Nguyen, and Catherine Earl

incomes. Nevertheless, selling food and other services on the streets has been prohibited. While popular, street trade is framed as a social problem and policy challenge concerning food hygiene, pollution and city branding. And then came COVID-19 and

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The triple-sidedness of “I can't breathe”

The COVID-19 pandemic, enslavement, and agro-industrial capitalism

Don Nonini

's gated communities. The lengthier the associated supply chains and the greater the extent of adjunct deforestation, the more diverse (and exotic) the zoonotic pathogens that enter the food chain” ( Wallace et al. 2020: 5 ). Nor is this a new phenomenon

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reconfigurations of Domestic Space in Favelas

Brief Reflections on Intimacies and Precariousness

Carolina Parreiras

problems have now been exacerbated by the pandemic, for it is difficult to maintain social isolation measures or even to guarantee access to food and cleaning products. Since March, when Brazil was hit by the virus, there have been a lot of crowd

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Pandemic Passages

An Anthropological Account of Life and Liminality during COVID-19

Genevieve Bell

systems. A week later, I text again: ‘Tidied up the pantry and put in some longer-term food. Not enough yet. But slowly working on it. Thinking about the 14 days of self-quarantining. That I can probably manage. 90 days is right out’. On 1 March, she texts

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Fieldwork through the Zoomiverse

Sensing Uganda in a Time of Immobility

Richard Vokes and Gertrude Atukunda

, suspected COVID-19-positive individuals, HIV-positive persons, blood samples, medicines, motorised transport of all kinds, and especially food . So too, it was clear that although Uganda's lockdown was obviously having some sort of profound effects upon

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Learning to Dwell with Micro-Organisms

Corporeality, Relationality, Temporality

Lydia Maria Arantes

interpretational skills. As Maya Hey argues in the general context of fermentation: ‘Since fermented foods are constantly in a state of becoming and transformation, bodies must become attuned to biochemical changes to know when/how to eat [or continue processing] a

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Alone Together

Intimacy and Semi-Mobility during Ho Chi Minh City's Lockdown

Van Minh Nguyen

, including movie theatres, karaoke bars, hair salons, gyms and retail stores (except those selling essential food and drugs). While in Hanoi fines were issued for those who violated quarantine protocols, HCMC's local regulations regarding people's movements

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

domestic abuse, attempts at communalising the virus, caste-based discriminations in the form of upper-caste patients refusing to eat food cooked by lower-caste Dalits, and the classist apathy of the state and the privileged classes towards migrant workers

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Experiencing Graduated Intimacies during Lockdown (Fengcheng)

A Reflexive and Comparative Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban China

Junjie Chen

citizens, while endeavouring to observe home quarantine guidelines, grappled with abruptly imposed city and neighbourhood restrictions in order to acquire daily necessities (especially food and hygiene supplies, the latter being a key to preventing the

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

workers seeking food and shelter also potentially represent the coronavirus migrating, unchecked, from the affected urban industrial settings into previously unaffected rural territory. Here the heavy-handed attempt to suppress the virus merely makes it